(7+ years of Payment experience)

Our client CIBC, a leading North American financial institution, is building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world and needs talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for its clients. CIBC embraces your strengths and ambitions so you feel empowered at work.

With over 50 lawyers working from Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago, London and Hong Kong, CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services to CIBC’s businesses worldwide. Its Canadian Legal team is now looking for a Senior Counsel, Payments, to work closely with the Payments & Innovation businesses to negotiate with third parties, develop payment policy, support commercial contracts, draft client facing materials and advise on regulatory requirements. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role on important projects, contribute to framing policies in the payment area and provide advice to a broad range of individuals across CIBC, including its executive and senior leadership teams on strategy and risk matters. This position reports to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Personal Banking, in Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years experience dealing with the payments area and some commercial contracting experience at a major law firm or corporation. Any policy experience gained at a major law firm, corporation or government organization or FI regulatory experience will be seen as an asset. Strong independent judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to build working relationships will be important to succeed in this role. The ability to provide pragmatic solutions and multi-task as well as excellent organizational skills will also be required. You will need to act like an owner and share our values – trust, teamwork and accountability – in order to excel in our environment.

At CIBC, people are its greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for clients, and to do it well. It offers an open culture that fosters innovation and collaboration as well as ongoing career development opportunities. It also offers a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, an employee share purchase plan and pension plan. It is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong.

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Brahm Nathans at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below. CIBC seeks applicants with a wide range of abilities and provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation, please let us know.

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